A Visit From The Goon Squad (Nic)

This is a block class.

Note: This class is open to high school students only.

A Visit From The Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan’s (are-they-short-stories-or-is-it-a-)novel, won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. It’s one of my favorite books I’ve ever read.

I’d like to read it again. With you.

Here are some things reviewers have said about it:

  • it’s a “star-crossed marriage of lucid prose and expertly deployed postmodern switcheroos”
  • it’s about “how rebellion ages, influence corrupts, habits turn to addictions, and lifelong friendships fluctuate and turn”
  • it’s “a frequently dazzling piece of layer-cake metafiction”

It’s about rock ‘n’ roll, getting older, how fast the world changes, and the elusiveness of happiness.

We’ll average ~30 pages of reading per night.

Required texts/materials: A copy of the text. The instructor will procure the texts/materials.

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